28 January 2020
Week 3 of the football season brought the challenge of English Schools FA Cup Champions, Hampton. Looking to build on last week’s performance, the U12 As scored 5 in their victory over Hampton Bs whilst the U12 Bs won a tight encounter 3-2 vs Hampton Cs.
Over at Cox’s Field goals from Ibrahim Atitebi and Will Darbishire helped the U13 As to a 2-1 win vs Hampton Bs whilst the U13 B team came off second best on this occasion.
Over at Hampton the U14 As again showed improvements in their performance, competing and persisting well against tough opposition whilst the 14 Bs were involved in a 3-3 thriller; Jasper Miles with two goals and Alec Farr the third. The U14 Cs continued their good run of form with victory against Hampton U14 D.
Back at Cox’s Field the U15s picked up fantastic results; a 2-1 win over Hampton U15 A, whilst the U15 Bs drew 1-1. Robin Hambidge with the goal. The U15 C game finished 1-2.
The U16 As gave everything against a very strong Hampton U16 A side and despite conceding a couple just before half time were brave in their approach despite suffering defeat. The U16 Bs couldn’t hold onto an early 2-0 lead and unfortunately were hit by injury and suffered defeat.
Back at School the 4th XI fixture finished 0-4, whilst goals from Oliver Deans and Henry Fitzpatrick, directly from a corner in the dying minutes, helped the 3rd XI secure a 2-2 draw. Aidan Cloney netted two for the 2nd XI in their 2-5 defeat.
Having been knocked out of the ISFA cup by Hampton 1st XI earlier this year, the 1st XI were looking for an improvement. Playing with good shape, and moving the ball confidently the Abingdon side grew in confidence and could easily have taken the lead early on. 0-1 down at half time the game was in the balance but unfortunately Abingdon simply couldn’t find an equaliser, eventually shipping a couple of late goals as the Abingdon side pushed on to try and get something from the game. 0-4 the final score but by no means a reflection of the boys’ efforts.
The Football Club now looks forward to some lower school games vs Our Lady’s Abingdon mid-week before we welcome Shiplake College and Magdalen College to Abingdon next weekend.
Many thanks for your continued support on the touchline.